ICC Preview: Real Madrid - Chelsea

Seth Vertelney
ICC Preview: Real Madrid - Chelsea



Real Madrid (4-2-3-1): Casillas; Carvajal, Varane, Pepe, Marcelo; Alonso, Khedira; Di Maria, Ozil, Ronaldo; Benzema.


Goalkeepers: Antonio Adan, Iker Casillas, Diego Lopez

Defenders: Alvaro Arbeloa, Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Marcelo, Fabio Coentrao, Sergio Ramos, Pepe, Nacho, Denis Cheryshev

Midfielders: Angel Di Maria, Casemiro, Isco, Xabi Alonso, Sami Khedira, Kaka, Luka Modric, Mesut Ozil, Asier Illarramendi

Forwards: Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jese Rodriguez

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Cole, Ivanovic, Luiz, Azpilicueta; Van Ginkel, Mikel; De Bruyne, Oscar, Hazard; Lukaku.


Goalkeepers: Petr Cech, Mark Schwarzer, Jamal Blackman

Branislav Ivanovic, Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Thomas Kalas, Ryan Bertrand

Michael Essien, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Juan Mata, Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Kevin De Bruyne, Mako van Ginkel, Eden Hazard

Fernando Torres, Victor Moses, Andre Schurrle, Romelu Lukaku, Demba Ba



  • Real Madrid advanced to the final after a 3-1 opening win over the LA Galaxy, followed by a 2-1 win against Everton.

  • Chelsea is in the ICC final following a 2-0 win over Inter, and then a 2-0 win against Milan.

  • After facing former club Inter, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will go up against another former team in Real Madrid. This time, it will be only months after leaving Los Blancos for the Blues.

  • Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will also be facing his former team, as the Italian coach was in charge at Stamford Bridge from 2009 to 2011.

  • Real is unbeaten in the preseason but has only kept one clean sheet in four matches.

  • Chelsea only has two wins in four preseason matches.